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Not the Sharpest Knife in the Drawer

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Not the Sharpest Knife in the Drawer
Not the Sharpest Knife in the Drawer

What does the idiom “Not the Sharpest Knife in the Drawer” mean?

Definition:

Not very intelligent

For example:

“You have to explain things to Valerie several times, in different ways. I like her, but she’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer.”

Notes:

There are many variants of this, all of the form “not the X-est Y in the Z.